It was junior Ian McCurry’s second time setting foot in HUP’s Cardiac Surgical Unit. He entered the examination room to introduce himself to his patient of the day, a middle–aged man who had recently undergone a heart transplant.
They are many in number. They are stoic. They are strong.
They are the guardians of Penn’s campus– of our souls and ourselves.
They are bound to stand by us, in sickness and in health.
They are the support we need, not the support we deserve.
They are walls.
Though RA policies are strict, most don’t address the gray area situations advisors find themselves in. While maneuvering through a dual–role as friends and supervisors, RAs often rely more on personal assessments and spur–of–the–moment judgments than university policy to navigate their halls.